The 1930-1932 Packard Eight was the quintessential Classic. Powered by Packard's by-then traditional big inline eights, it was offered with magnificent closed body types plus phaeton, roadster, and convertible styles as well as the exotic Speedster (1930). Individual customs by Dietrich and Packard were available for the 833, 840, and 904 chassis.

This 1930 Packard DeLuxe Eight phaeton was part of the 1930-32 Packard Eight series.
1930 Packard DeLuxe Eight phaeton.
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Styling for the 1930-1932 Packard Eight was strictly evolutionary and bore the same hallmarks, with streamlining increasingly evident as the years passed. Bijur automatic chassis lube and more power arrived in 1931; 1932 brought improved all-synchromesh transmission.

Pluses of the 1930-1932 Packard Eight:

  • Nothing less than majestic
  • Plethora of parts suppliers
  • Strong club support
  • CCCA Classic status

Minuses of the 1930-1932 Packard Eight:

  • Expensive
  • Trucky handling
  • High operating costs

Production of the 1930-1932 Packard Eight:

  • 1930 726: 15,731; 733: 12,531; 734 Speedster: 113; 740 Custom: 6,200; 745 DeLuxe: 1,789
  • 1931 826: 6,009; 833: 6,096; 840 Custom: 2,035; 845 DeLuxe: 1,310
  • 1932 901: 3,922; 902: 3,737; 903 DeLuxe: 955; 904 DeLuxe: 700

Specifications of the 1930-1932 Packard Eight:
Wheelbase, inches: 127.5-147.5
Length, inches: Varies
Weight, pounds: 3,935-5,635
Price, new: $2,385-7,250

Engines for the 1930-1932 Packard Eight:

Type Size Horsepower Years
sv I-8 320.0 cid 90-110
1930-1932*
sv I-8 384.8 cid
106-120 1930-1931**
sv I-8 384.8 cid 125-145 1930***
sv I-8 384.8 cid 135 1932****
*Models 726, 733, 826, 833, 900, 901
**Models 740, 745, 840, 845
***Model 734
****Models 903, 904

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